On Friday, February 6, 1914, thirteen Shreveport men gathered at the Youree Hotel, at the urging of John B. Yauger. Various professions and businesses were represented. The thirteen men that attended established a unique meeting time of the club, 12:13 p.m., which is still in effect today. These thirteen men unanimously agreed to the formation of the Rotary Club of Shreveport. The club was officially chartered with the then International Association of Rotary Clubs (now Rotary International) as Club #109 on April 1, 1914.
Over 100 years later:
We are one of the large executive clubs in the world. From one of our first projects in World War I supporting patriotic activities to our present day projects, we continue to make a difference in the community. In addition, our members' individual contributions to the End Polio campaign with The Rotary Foundation now exceed $1 million.
The Present and into the Future:
It is time to consider initiating an enduring project in our community. Our Club is proud of past projects like Rotary Hall at Centenary College and Rotary Park. The past and current (2017-2018) Board of Directors has decided that the time is right for yet another significant contribution to the community. But what should it be? That is for the Rotarians in our club to recommend. We are putting out a "call" to club members to submit potential projects to review. Read the Overview and the Submission Form here.
Local non-profit partner organizations - civic grants
Primary Education - support several projects
Sponsor blood drives with LifeShare Blood Center
Hunger - Food Bank projects
Homelessness - Rescue Mission projects
Youth leadership - Sponsor several events
Sponsor Rotaract Club of Bossier Parish Community College
Higher Education - Scholarships
Agriculture - Support several events